Konova new Sliders + Skater Dolly

Konova made a huge impact on the scene when they released their very affordable Roller Bearing slider not long ago. Now they are showing off two new slider versions one for heavier cameras and another for extremely light weight cameras (even down to iPhones). Another optional upgrade they will be offering with their future sliders are 'folding legs'. If you're familiar with the basic version, these new folding leg upgrades should make the sliders easier to pack up instead of having to remove them completely off of the slider rail each time you pack. These are both new sliders which are not available yet, and will not be replacing the original current version found below.
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find-price-button Konova video Camera Rolling Bearing DSLR Slider

Konova is also looking to offer a new three wheel skater dolly similar to a few very high end designs that are already on the market. Using three wheels on a rotating dolly makes it more complicated to line up your subject, but with the use of a Laser pointer, adjustments can be fairly accurate. This new 3-wheeled version (not yet available) will be marketed towards larger and heavier cameras, and will not replace the first version more affordable 4-wheeled version which is found below.

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find-price-button Rotating Video Camera Skater Dolly







13 thoughts on “Konova new Sliders + Skater Dolly

  1. Ben

    Have you tried using the slider vertically? does it work give smooth vertical slide shots, kind of like a very limited short crane shot?

  2. hello Emm
    I recently purchased the konova slider. My tripo was stolen from me, so that leaves me no choice but to buy a new one. The tripod that I am buying is the manfrotto 055XB and I am also purchasing the 717 video head, which I plan to put on top of the konova slider, but I also want to quickly mount on and off the slider from the tripod. In your opinion what is the cheapest solution for this? Do I have to purchase another video head, or can I attach only a mounting plate between my tripo and my slider?

  3. Emm

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    @lucas - The new Skater they show is not available yet. The smaller version with 4 wheels is a good size for DSLRs. This new larger one might be for bigger video cameras.

  4. lucas

    hey,

    Im considering buyin the skater dolly but is it a good one or should i go for the konova slider?
    is the quality to big or is the skater dolly good?

  5. Emm

    Post author

    @Halidor - LOL, funny you bring that up. I was on the look-out for something that might be similar to my idea at NAB, didn't see a thing. Still prototyping before I show anything. Too many copy-cats out there, just want to make sure the idea is original. Soon soon soon..

  6. The iPhone one seems completely worthless, why would anyone buy that one when for a few dollars more they can have the full size one that would accommodate multiple camera types.

    Also, when are they going to get with it and make an affordable motorized version?

    I've seen someone use a standard $650 kessler slide and use a power drill to motorize it. Surely it can't be that hard for Konova to make one that is affordable. And by affordable, I mean less than $1000.

    Kessler and Ditogear (appx $2000) ones are just too expensive.

  7. Halldor

    Hi Emm, I have been waiting for a long time now for something awesome! To be exact I have been waiting since 12. jan. for news or updates on this: http://cheesycam.com/diy-game-changing-idea/
    Do you have any updates? If you have already posted about this I have missed it.

    Sorry for off topic. :)

    Best regards,
    Halldór.

  8. Also, as for other great, cheap stuff I have to say I'm blown away by the quality of my gini-rig too. Thanks Emm! Never would have found all this stuff without all your great work.

  9. I have the Konova Slider and their skateboard dolly and I have to say they really are hitting the price/quality sweetspot right now. You DO get what you pay for but I've gotten excellent results with the Konova gear and the fact they give you carrying cases and all the accessories in one lump price makes them a great value. IGUS and their ilk are great for hard environments and being able to pack up small but once you work with a bearing-based slider you'll never want to go back.

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